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How Is Quantum Field Theory Possible?

How Is Quantum Field Theory Possible? by Sunny Y Auyang
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PART 1: Introduction 1. A Human View of the World in Quantum Field Theory 2. The Categorical Framework of Objective Knowledge PART 2: Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics 3. The Structure of Quantum Mechanics 4. The Quantum Measurement Problem PART 3: Relativity and Symmetries 5. Geometry and Space-time 6. Symmetries in Physics 7. The Principles of Relativity and Local Symmetry PART 4: Quantum Field Theory 8. Quantum Fields and Elementary Particles 9. Fields, Quantum Fields, and Field Quanta 10. Interacting Field and Gauge Field Theory PART 5: Objects of Experiences: Quantum States-Observables-Statistics 11. Properties and Quantum Properties 12. The Form of Observation and the Reality of Quantum States 13. The Gap in Understanding: Eigenvalue and Probability 14. Coordinatization of the Quantum World: Observables 15. The General Concept of Objects in Physical Theories 16. The Illusion of the Observer 17. The Mentalism Behind Yes-no Experiments PART 6: The Event-structure and the Spatio-temporal Order: Local Fields 18. The Whole and the Individual: Field and Event 19. This-Something: Events or Local Fields 20. The Basic Spatio-temporal Structure of the Physical World 21. The Referential Structure of Field Theory 22. The States of the Field as a Whole: Field Quanta 23. Identity and Diversity: Quantum Multi-Particle Systems PART 7: Explicit Relations and the Causal Order: Interacting Fields 24. The Constancy of Prediction and the Cement of the Universe 25. Permanence, Endurance, and the Concepts of Time 26. How Are Regular Successions of Events Possible? 27. Relational Properties: Phase and Potential 28. Causal Relations: Connection and Parallel Transport 29. Thoroughgoing Interaction: Renormalization PART 8: Epilogue 30. The Intelligibility of the Objective World Appendix A: Measure and Probability: Quantity, Quality, Modality A1. Measure: The General Concept of Extensive Magnitudes A2. Function and Distribution: Individual and Collective Qualities A3. Individual, Statistical, and Probabilistic Statements Appendix B: Fiber Bundles Appendix C: The Cosmic and the Microscopic: An Application
Oxford University Press; January 1995
289 pages; ISBN 9781602560161
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Title: How Is Quantum Field Theory Possible?
Author: Sunny Y Auyang